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First Repair Press/Administrative Intern

  • Location
    Evanston, IL
    Mostly In-Person
  • Application Deadline Apr 16, 2024 Season Eligibility All Students Type Nongovernment Government N/A Themes N/A Sector(s)

Overview of Organization:
FirstRepair, founded by Robin Rue Simmons, a former Evanston, Illinois alderman and the architect of the nation’s first government-funded reparations program, is dedicated to advancing local reparations policy. Robin’s “solutions only” leadership style has inspired the services of FirstRepair, including sharing best practices, creating tools, and developing a viable model to advance local reparations policy. Our knowledge network includes seasoned experts and social innovators with a proven commitment to reparations, racial justice, and Black community empowerment. Our services will include workshops, educational symposiums, research, stakeholder development, and policy design for local government bodies and institutions.

Internship Summary:
Join FirstRepair as a Press Intern and Administrative Assistant, where you'll have the opportunity to support the digital team's operations and enhance administrative processes. This unique role offers a diverse range of responsibilities, allowing you to contribute to press-related tasks while also providing vital administrative support.

- Transcribe various news events and interviews accurately.
- Compile daily news clips to stay updated on current events.
- Compose and organize documents with precision and relevance.
- Draft press releases with a focus on detail and clarity.
- Organize and update media lists to ensure accuracy.
- Assist with media monitoring to track relevant news coverage.
- Contribute to creating engaging social media content.
- Assist administrative professionals in maintaining organization and efficiency.
- Coordinate meetings for administrators, ensuring seamless coordination.
- Welcome office visitors professionally and warmly.
- Undertake additional tasks as required to support both press and administrative functions.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to switch seamlessly between press-related and administrative tasks.
- Capacity to thrive in a dynamic work environment.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

About the Supervisor:
Kierra Abrams, is the Assistant Director of Administration.

Location, Modality and Commute:
Our team works in the office Monday through Thursday and remotely on Fridays, unless traveling for events. Our office is located at 1900 Asbury Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201. For commuting options, please contact (847) 563-8579.

Start and End Date:
The internship will commence on June 10 and conclude on September 27, with specific dates to be determined during the interview process.

Modality Notes

Our team works in office M-TH and remote on Fridays unless traveling for events

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